Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Dance to Thimbleberry Band at Chassell French-Canadian Soirée Dec. 9

The Thimbleberry Band will play French-Canadian dance music at Chassell's Old-Fashioned Christmas French-Canadian Soirée on Friday, Dec. 9, at the Chassell Heritage Center. In this photo some of the Thimbleberry musicians -- from left, Oren Tikkanen, Libby Meyer, Matthew Durocher and Dave Bezotte -- play ethnic tunes during a musical event at the Keweenaw Heritage Center. (Keweenaw Now file photo)

CHASSELL -- Celebrate Chassell’s Joie de Vivre and Old-Fashioned Christmas at a traditional French-Canadian Soirée (evening dance party) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at the Chassell Heritage Center (2nd St. and Hancock Ave, one block west of US 41 in Chassell).

The Thimbleberry Band (Libby Meyer on fiddle; Oren Tikkanen on guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Matthew Durocher on bass; Dave Bezotte on piano, accordion and vocals; and Coleman Segal on mandolin) will play dance music from French-Canadian and other local traditions.

Admission is free, but donations to help cover costs are appreciated. Take a break from the holiday rush to enjoy music, dance, refreshments, and a time of celebration with family, neighbors and friends!

The event is sponsored by the Chassell Historical Organization.

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